Collin McKean

Partner

  • Portland
  • OR
  • Vancouver
  • WA

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I work with my clients to evaluate their priorities and create individualized plans of action to achieve the strongest outcome, whether it's through settlement or trial.
Collin McKean

Collin McKean was exposed to the legal field at an early age. Growing up, he watched his father practice in a small town in eastern Washington. Collin realized early on the amount of skill and knowledge a good attorney needs to successfully represent clients.

As he embarked on his own law career, he came to understand that the most effective family law attorneys are also creative and compassionate. It is these attributes coupled with a keen attention to detail and smart planning for his clients that makes him an exceptional attorney. Collin is a Partner at the firm’s Portland office and serves family law clients from our offices in both Portland, OR and across the river in Vancouver, WA.

Collin's experience as an accountant prior to becoming an attorney also makes him especially good with complex dissolutions. This additional knowledge allows him to effectively represent parties with business interests and assets while navigating the legal process of valuing and dividing assets.

He's also a strong advocate for those seeking to end a marriage or protect themselves or their children from domestic violence.

While Collin recognizes that many clients would prefer to resolve matters without having the courts involved in deciding their future, he is a strong litigator when a case does result in trial.

Collin possesses a background in alternative dispute resolution. This affords Collin's clients more options in resolving their family law issues with the assurance that their matters are handled in a sensitive and proficient manner.

Collin is a determined advocate for his clients; however, when he is able to pull himself away from his cases, he enjoys music, swimming, skiing, snowboarding and photography. He has also climbed Mt. Rainier.

Appointments

  • Board Member, Lawyer's Campaign for Equal Justice
  • Treasurer, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Oregon Chapter

Memberships

  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation and Family Law Sections
  • J.D., Northwestern School of Law
  • B.A., Warner Pacific College
  • B.S., Warner Pacific College

Collin regularly represents clients in:

  • Klickitat County
  • Washington
  • Benton County
  • Oregon
  • Wahkiakum County
  • Washington
  • Lewis County
  • Washington
  • Multnomah County
  • Oregon
  • Washington County
  • Oregon
  • Columbia County
  • Oregon
  • Hood River County
  • Oregon
  • Yamhill County
  • Oregon
  • Clatsop County
  • Oregon
  • Tillamook County
  • Oregon
  • Marion County
  • Oregon
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon
  • Clark County
  • Washington
  • Skamania County
  • Washington
  • Cowlitz County
  • Washington

While Collin practices primarily in these counties, he represents clients throughout Oregon, Washington, the U.S., and internationally who are involved in Oregon or Washington State family law matters. Contact us if you think you have a family law issue we can help you with

  • Child Abuse Reporting for Oregon Attorneys, Oregon State Bar CLE 2012
  • Dissolutions and Mediated Divorces, Oregon State Bar CLE 2012
  • Author, What to do if Child or Spousal Support is Not Being Paid, Oregon State Bar Association Legal Information for the Public, 2012
  • IVF: A Patient’s Guide (legal considerations contributor), Get It Right, Inc., 2011
  • Fundamentals of Representing Children in Domestic Relations Cases, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2011
  • Collaborative Law: A Structured Resolution Out of Court, Multnomah Lawyer, 2009
  • Sustainability at the Office, Multnomah Lawyer, 2008

Distinctions

Distinguished as an Oregon Rising Star by Super Lawyers® 2013-2014

Distinguished as an Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2014

Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” rating

Award of Merit Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section 2010

Public Service Award, Oregon State Bar Association, New Lawyers Division 2007

Practice Areas

  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Estate Planning
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Relocation
  • Unmarried Couples
  • LGBT Family Law
  • International Family Law
  • Military Family Law